Underwood High School Reunion marred by tragedy


July 2nd, 2012 by Ric Hanson

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) – A 13-year-old girl has died when the vehicle her mother was driving crashed and rolled into a field near the Nebraska-Kansas state line.  The Kansas Highway Patrol says Taylor Isaac died in the Saturday morning accident. KETV television reports her mother, 39-year-old Nicki Isaac, was driving from their home in Hydro, Okla., to a high school class reunion in Underwood, Iowa, when their 2005 Chevy Tahoe went out of control and rolled.
Isaac and two children, Taylor, and 14-year-old Jacob were trapped in the vehicle for four hours. The youngest son, 10-year-old Mackenzie was thrown out and waved down a passing car for help. The Kansas Highway Patrol says Jacob and Mackenzie were not wearing their seat belts.Nicki Isaac and the two boys were injured. Authorities say Nicki Issac’s foot had to be reattached, while Jacob required a back brace after he fractured a vertebra, and Mackenzie has a broken elbow.

The Underwood High School class of 1992 is raising money for the family. Isaac grew up in Underwood.